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Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscriptions, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House

Catalog Data

Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Sobernheim, Moritz  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Damascus (Syria)
Syria -- Damascus -- Damascus
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 68 (Negative Number: 3605). Samaria, palace or museum. Upper facade with painted cornice and panel."
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves."
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3605
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
As early as 1893, Ernst Herzfeld, Moritz Sobernheim, and Max Freiherr von Oppenheim participated in Max Van Berchem's project to create a Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum. During the following 25 years, research materials such as glass negatives, photographic prints, drawings, maps, and notebooks were circulating among the four archaeologists. In the case of this glass negative, it may have been taken by Moritz Sobernheim on a visit to Damascus between 1899 and 1905.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Samaritan  Search this
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3605
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives